Course Description

The Additional Qualification course Honour Specialist, Technological Education focuses on curriculum leadership. The course addresses contexts and theories underpinning the study of Technological Education. Pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and evaluation, technology, child and adolescent development related to program planning and implementation are also addressed.

Course Outline

Topics included in this course:
  • analyzing the Ministry of Education elementary and secondary curriculum policies and identifying implications for program planning and implementation
  • exploring teaching and learning strategies related to the learning styles of assisting colleagues to modify learning expectations and teaching practices and to make accommodations for the learner based on developmental and/or special needs
  • exploring opportunities for cross-curricular literacy and interdisciplinary studies in Technological Education
  • examining the use of appropriate technology to implement the Technological Education curriculum and facilitate student learning
  • promoting the safe, ethical and legal use of technology and other resources in Technological Education programs
  • modelling the development and use of an array of assessment and evaluation strategies suitable for teaching Technological Education
  • promoting the benefits of participating in local, provincial, national and international organizations related to the teaching of Technological Education
  • assisting others to access organizational, print and electronic resources which support the curriculum, professional growth and leadership
  • promoting the use of information and communication technologies as teaching and learning tools where appropriate
  • modelling team-building and decision-making skills necessary as a curriculum leader in Technological Education
  • encouraging and supporting colleagues’ interests in professional growth opportunities related to the teaching of Technological Education
  • demonstrating skills and strategies that facilitate the establishment of networks with school and board personnel, subject associations, parents/guardians and the community to support Technological Education
  • demonstrating knowledge and skills required to manage an area of responsibility including staffing, budgets and the selection of texts, software, and media.



OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.

Who can get OSAP?


OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents, or
  • protected persons

 If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.


Minimum Pre-requisites:

  • Certificate of Qualification and Registration
  • two school years of successful teaching, including at least one school year of experience teaching a technological education subject from Schedule B
  • a secondary school graduation diploma or successful completion of the equivalent of one year of full-time study in a program that requires a Secondary School Graduation Diploma or its equivalent for admission. 
Confirmation of Teaching Experience Form - https://www.uwindsor.ca/education/continuing/aq/forms



  • four entries consisting of one qualification in Grades 9 and 10 in a technological education subject from Schedule B, one qualification in Grades 11 and 12 in the same subject, and two other qualifications in either Grades 9 and 10 or Grades 11 and 12 in any other technological education subject from Schedule B,
    For example, all of the following:
      • Grades 9 & 10 Communications Technology
      • Grades 11 & 12 Communications Technology
      • Grades 9 & 10 Computer Technology
      • Grades 9 & 10 Technological Design
  • Or, four entries consisting of two qualifications in Grades 9 and 10 in technological education subjects from Schedule B, and qualifications in Grades 11 and 12 in the same two subjects,

For example, all of the following:

    • Grades 9 & 10 Hairstyling and Aesthetics
    • Grades 9 & 10 Health Care
    • Grades 11 & 12 Hairstyling and Aesthetics
    • Grades 11 & 12 Health Care
  • Or, four qualifications in Grades 9 and 10 in technological education subjects from Schedule B, and a specialist qualification in a Schedule D subject listed in section 26 of the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation

    For example, all of the following:
    • Grades 9 & 10 Green Industries
    • Grades 9 & 10 Hospitality and Tourism
    • Grades 9 & 10 Construction Technology
    • Grades 9 & 10 Technological Design
    • Co-operative Education, Parts I and II and Specialist

Note: An entry for Computer Studies - Intermediate Division or Senior Division from Schedule A, or the courses listed below from Schedule C and D, can be deemed equivalent to one entry for a qualification in Grades 9 and 10 in a technological education subject listed in Schedule B:

  • Computer Studies – Computer Technology
  • Leadership en milieu minoritaire
  • Science and Technology, Grades 7 and 8
  • Actualisation linguistique en français / Perfectionnement du français, Part I
  • Co-operative Education, Part I
  • Design and Technology, Part I
  • English as a Second Language, Part I
  • Guidance and Career Education, Part I
  • Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part I
  • Special Education, Part I



Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

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Section Title
AQ Honour Specialist, Technological Education
Section Schedule
Jan 30, 2023 to Apr 17, 2023
Delivery Options
Online - Asynchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $735.00
Reading List / Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this course.
Section Notes

The deadline to enroll in Winter 2023 AQ courses is January 8, 2023.   All admission documentation and the required confirmation of teaching experience form must be submitted by January 8th or shortly after this date for course approval.

Confirmation of Teaching Experience Form - https://www.uwindsor.ca/education/continuing/aq/forms

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